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Canaves Oia Hotel
Ranked #12 of 58 Hotels in Oia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 September 2013

We stayed here for 5 nights during our honeymoon. From the moment we were greeted at the Santorini port by the hotel's driver we knew it was going to be a memorable trip. We arrived at the hotel to a very warm welcome from the staff and were immediately guided through check-in. We were told that because we were on our honeymoon and because we were Virtuoso guests, we had been upgraded to a superior suite with a small outdoor pool! As you can imagine, we were quite excited by this news and knew we were in for an amazing week. We were also given welcome drinks as well as a bottle of wine and fresh fruit for our room. On top of that we were told that we were eligible for either an 80 Euro credit or a free sailing tour of the island. Obviously we took the sailing tour and it was an amazing day on the water.

Our room was spacious but bare as is the custom in this area from what we learned. The room was a cave literally dug out of the mountainous terrain of Oia. It was a very cool experience to stay here. Breakfast was included and they generously give you the option of eating at a buffet or having it delivered to your room at no cost. We decided to try both but liked having it delivered to our patio and ended up doing that most days.

The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful and arranged for many great meals and some activities. The friendly and knowledgeable gentleman who was on duty at night was the most helpful (I only wish I could remember his name!). He had great restaurant recommendations and knew all the good spots to see the sunset as well as places we should make sure to see. We used him as a big resource and visited him each night to plan the next day. He also arranged for a very special birthday wine tour that we greatly enjoyed.

We can't say enough good things about this property and the staff. We look forward to returning one day.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

I cannot even begin to say enough positive things about our stay here. My husband and I stayed here on our honeymoon at the end of August and had the most incredible time.

Markos, the owner, took absolutley wonderful care of us. He exceeded our expectations by upgrading us to the Honeymoon Suite upon arrival. We cannot say enough good things about Markos and his team. The staff was so attentive to every need, and truly made the entire 4 night stay unforgettable.

The accomdations were beyond fabulous, everything you can imagine for the Greek Islands.

We loved that the hotel started just at the pedestrian walk in Oia so you could take in every aspect of your stay. The hotel is also at the top of the "cliff" overlooking the caldera, so access is far easier than other hotel properties in the area.

They arranged for a private massage in the room, which was truly spectacular.

Cannot wait to go back!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Alex W
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

This was our first time in Greece and it was wonderful. Our Travel agent set us up with this hotel and it was everything that we could hope for. The service was wonderful, the location was a 10 minute walk to the town of Oia and the bus stopped 2 minutes up the road. The room was spacious and the view was amazing. We are already planning our next trip there. 5 out of 5

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 September 2013 via mobile

The hotel has amazing views, beautiful rooms and great staff but its pretty pricy so we definitely can only afford it once in a lifetime. They also have their own parking lot which most hotels in Oia do not.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

I have read some reviews from ta top reviewers, and with all your respect, what else do you want? We come to Santortini, top destination in the world, in summer, when everything everywhere its expensive, and you complain because abc... reasons. If you have read my reviews before, I try to be as fair as possible. I did not stay at the hotel, I stayed at suites, so definitely I couldn't tell you what's going on on that side but i did take some pictures from the top and the view is better at hotel than suites, if you have been to Santorini, after a couple of days the sunset is normal ( by the way the best view that we saw was at the ferry dock when we arrived, not in Santorini. then again no one goes there for the view) Canaves Oia Suites, in my honest opinion, it is not for the frugal traveler but it does deliver. Yes you may feel that Miami vibe, like if everybody its important but when they have to give you service and good experience they do. Just remember that you are the boss, don't be intimidated, I truly believe that sometimes we( USA) get used to receive everything, its expected but the world doesnt work like that, if you want something ask, otherwise no one knows wht you want. I strongly recommend this place (suites, did not stay at hotel but looked nice) top service for world standards (we Americans always expect more, but i prefer natural charm than fake) If you think the food and drinks are too expensive, walk 5 minutes and get food and drinks somewhere else. You are on vacation, don't complicate your life. I would repeat.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

We spent 4 nights here with our dear friends while touring the Greek Islands. Canaves refers to caves. The suites are built into caves, and painted white, exquisite really and befitting of the Greek architecture especially on Santorini. It is magical sitting on your private patio under the stars enjoying the moonlight dancing on the sea. The staff was prompt and attentive, the breakfast, outstanding, the location, ideal. The management can arrange for you whatever you may want, we had them arrange the hotel's yacht for a 5 hour tour including swimming, and a beautiful sunset, bonus for us was the hotel's chef onboard to prepare our meal. We all agree that this was an unforgettable experience. We can't wait to plan our return!

Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Kathleen G
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

We stayed at this hotel in early August and had a wonderful stay. The room was very clean, staff very attentive and the breakfast buffet was good. We were upgraded from a superior to a suite with a hot tub but really didn't have the time to enjoy the amenity. Overall, we had a very nice 3 days in Oia.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Yvonne V
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Additional Information about Canaves Oia Hotel

Address: Oia 84702, Greece
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Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Oia
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Oia
#7 Romantic Hotel in Oia
#9 Luxury Hotel in Oia
Price Range: £312 - £1,400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Canaves Oia Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Canaves Oia brand began with the launch of Canaves Oia Hotel, which led to the property’s “boutique” concept. 18 uniquely designed suites are complemented by uninterrupted caldera views and a pristine pool with hanging chandelier, among other assets. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Canaves Oia Resort
Canaves Hotel Oia
Canaves Oia Hotel Santorini

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